Lavinia Alcain-Denison, 58, of Kealakekua died Dec. 12 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Kealakekua, she was a volunteer at Kona Krafts. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 11) at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Honaunau. Memorial service at 10 a.m. Casual attire; loose flowers welcome. Survived by son, Ki-Aloha Denison of Kealakekua; stepdaughter, Keenann Denison of California; parents, Roger and Linda Alcain of Kealakekua; brother, Curtis Alcain of Kealakekua; sister, Natalie Alcain of Kealakekua; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Larry Richard Baird, 73, of Captain Cook died Dec. 23 at Kona Community Hospital. Born in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada, he was a real estate appraiser. Private services at a later date. Survived by wife, Sandra Lee Baird of Captain Cook; daughter, Joelle (Jared) Saxbury of Honaunau; brother, Jack (Mila) Baird of Canada; nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Denis Noboru Higa, 66, of Waimea died Dec. 24 at North Hawaii Community Hospital. Born in Japan, he was a bartender at Fairway Villas Waikoloa by Outrigger Waikoloa and member of Unite Here Local 5 union. Celebration of life 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 11) at Mana Christian ‘Ohana Church in Waimea. Services in Honolulu at a later date. Casual attire; no flowers. Survived by companion, Candace Kauahi of Waimea; daughters, Denise Watson-Higa and Kuu Kauahi-Higa of Waimea; stepdaughter, Michelle Gregory of Waimea; son, Kaipo Higa of Henderson, Nev.; mother, Shizuye Higa of Oahu; sisters, Sharon Higa and Carol Christopher of Oahu; grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Julio B. Resureccion, 81, of Honolulu died Nov. 28 at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Born in Paauilo, he was a general contractor and owner of J.R. Bulldozing and Land Clearing, Hawaii Police Department officer, truck driver for Yamada Transfer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visitation 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 12) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Memorial service at 5:30 p.m. Graveside urn committal service 9 a.m. Monday (Jan. 13) at the Hawaii Veterans Cemetery No. 2. Condolences to: Resureccion Family, 64-5222 Ironwood Ln., Kamuela, HI 96743. Survived by wife, Mary Anne Resureccion of Honolulu; sons, Craig (Denise) Resureccion, Keith (Kira) Resureccion and Lance (Valerie Lum) Resureccion of Hilo; daughter, Renee Resureccion of Waimea; brothers, Felipe (Rose-Marie) Resurreccion of Volcano, Joseph-Chuchu (Sarah) Resurreccion of Papaikou and Frankie (Jocelyn) Resurreccion of Hilo; sisters, Roseline (John) Ellul and Dorothy Pacheco of Hilo, Jane Medeiros of Honokaa and Bernice Merrifield of Pana, Ill.; parents-in-law, Benjamin and Dominga Daguro of Philippines; brothers-in-law, Mario Daguro, Michael Daguro, Marlon Daguro and Marbin Daguro of Philippines; sister-in-law, Betty-Jane (Buddy) Kamehiku of Hilo; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.
Primitiva “Eva” Macasieb Villanueva, 89, of Kula, Maui, formerly of Pahoa, died Dec. 22. Born in Philippines, she was a nursery worker at Hawaiian Greenhouse in Pahoa. Services 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Pahoa Sacred Heart Church. Visitation again at 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the church. Mass at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Pahoa Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.com. Survived by children, Virginia (Miguel) Galima and Carlito (Soledad) Villanueva of Pahoa, Letecia (Renato) Ventanilla of Kahului, Maui, Emilia (Marcos) Muerong, Marilyn (Rodolfo) Cera, Renato (Gina) Villanueva and Precila (Gilbert) Agpaoa of Pahoa, Lilia (Wayne) Nakata of Wailuku, Maui, Lorena (Mannette) Carino of Kahului; 31 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren; a nephew. Arrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary.